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NASA: Study says massive solar storm could wipe out power grid

A NASA study says a massive solar storm could destroy the power grid.
A NASA study says a massive solar storm could destroy the power grid.
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  • Deborah F. 5 years ago

    I love reading about these things and watch all that 2012 stuff on different shows but, when NASA is nervous. *shrugs* We can't control the sun but we can prepare for a different way of life if need be.

  • Annie C. 5 years ago

    It is almost like the premise of another end of the world movie. Seriously, I hope it won't happen, but if it does I know at least I have your disaster plan.

  • Blue Iris/Michelle Cobb 5 years ago

    What are they planning to do to get it back up and running??

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    in the following 4 to 10 years

  • overkilled1 5 years ago

    They have plans for prevention like doing stuff to transformers and taking sattelites offline. but it will still hurt us haha. just to a lesser extent.

  • D.K. 5 years ago

    Interesting tidbit about the solar storm and potential effects.

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    Denise Brown 5 years ago

    Love the video!! Great article... I'll fasten my seatbelt come 2012 and hang on for the ride.

  • Annie C. 5 years ago

    Will this be the title of the next movie? I do hope that it doesn't happen, but at least I will be disaster prepared thanks to you.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    I think that whatever happens will be because of god will, it might be the end of the world, only god knows when will this happen.. I believe that god will come and get people who believed in him, and follow his word. There will be no more pain, no more sorrow,and I will be with my only father

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    good has a plan! a wonderful plan!

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    I think those following their god's plan are going to be very disappointed when the end comes and there is no shining light to take them away.

  • Frank Black 5 years ago

    Maybe our masters can take steps to prepare instead of hiding underground like a bunch of cowards. If not, we should prepare to greet them and chase them back to their holes when they emerge after all ends well

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Religion is a curse on humanity I hate too break it to you but there is no God there is only a large amount of weak people that have to rely on some made up religion as there crutch but I know my logical thinking will never become world wide so if we are all not destroyed be the universe. I know for certain religion will finish the job. Read the bible again it is full of flaw I have studied religion for years and it is just so funny what people can be lead to belive....

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Can we say, "Power Generators"? I'm prepared, are YOU?

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    how do you plan to get the gas??? hope you have a good sphifon

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Propane Powered Gennies... the propane can be stored above ground in tanks (and guarded with a 12 gauge, FWIW) almost indefinitely. Budget your power consumption (essentials only) and you'll do pretty well.

    In a land of darkness, the man with electricity will be king.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Is it too late to buy a Carbon Credit?

  • Born Ready 5 years ago

    I read about this last year in "2012: The Survival Manual" by Dr. Frank Gabriel. Anyone interested in the topic should really check his book, since it's an invaluable, no-nonsense guide to 2012. No mystic crap about the Maya, pole shifts and similar fantasy stuff - it's pure science.

  • Rami basha 5 years ago

    Putting in consideration that we will be lucky if we go back to stone age if not something worse and that the sun will rise from the west after the polar shift, not to mention every possible form of disaster happening all at the same time ...and of course the long awaited exclusive surprise of the show the appearance of the infamous anti-christ ...and that even if we were able to survive it is known that the years that will follow will be even worse cause this is just the beginning so I am not sure if I survive should i be happy or more worried?

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    at this point if that were case half of us would die

  • Atrophine 5 years ago

    I think it it is arrogant and ignorant to call people of faith stupid just because you disagree with them. As for the subject at hand, let's see how smart people are when all the gods they worship are taken away, and by the way, atheism is a form of self-idolatry because in order to know that there is know God we have to compare set A= all things that exist with set B=all things that don't exist. In order to know what belongs to set B, you have to know everything that belongs in set A in order to have a basis for comparison. To say you can know everything that exists so you can say what doesn't, you have to be omniscient i.e. God.

  • St. James 5 years ago

    It has been said before but needs repeating. I would rather live my life like there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than to live my life like there is no God and die to find out there is. Anonymous must believe that the amazingly complex human body with its extraordinary brain originated in swamp mud that was formed from totally random chance from a big boom in space. i surmise that it is he who needs a crutch to support a belief that, notable scholars in all areas of science dismiss.

  • ~Maureen 5 years ago

    I'd prefer to have God as a crutch than the drugs, alcohol and porn that Anonymous and his ilk use as a crutch.

  • huh 5 years ago

    So because I don't believe in God, I automatically do drugs, alcohol, and watch porn as my "crutch" to support myself? Aha, lady, you need to stop covering your ears and grow up. Just because people don't believe in your "~*Precious God*~" doesn't mean they're bad people. Just because I don't have religion in my life it doesn't mean I'm going to turn to those things. I do not need God in my life, I do not need anything to support me like that. I live an ok life with good people, I'm not a bad person, I don't abuse drugs or any substances and I try to be the most honest person I can be. Enjoy being closed minded for the rest of your life.

  • JayJess 5 years ago

    I think this whole thing is wonderful. It will be very beautiful to see at night also.....My daughter graduates from high school in 2012....I won't have to worry about paying for college, my debts washed away from all collection databases!!!!....A fresh start on our credit scores, No bank will have any kind of grip on who owns what house or who they even forclosed on, Anything you've done or said on FaceBook washed away for ever............Yay!!!!!...As for myself...I looking at joining an Amish community!!!! See ya!!

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    Brent McGrady 5 years ago

    Interesting points JayJess. I like your positive spin on the catastrophe. Good positive outlook!

  • Exodo Krys -Puerto Rico- 5 years ago

    Im a believer of God but I also take into account science. No one knows for sure whats going to happen but recent studies from NASA and other agencies show a very high probability of the biggest solar storm ever. And with our current dependance on technology + the weakining of our own magnetic fields we can expect a cataclysm. I dont think this is the end of the world. But many big changes will happen.

    Surviving is the most important issue here.

    Right now we are working in a surviving plan in Puerto Rico. It is a small island yes but it has no volcanoes, no nuclear plants and the ground in most areas is very high over sea level. Goverment is doing nothing for his people like in most places but hundreds are getting ready. Making survival kits and Faraday Suits. Also working on a plan to reunite all survivors in an specific point.

    To the person who was talking about electric power. There is a way, -->Small steam power plants<--. I already tried a small table model and I was able to turn on a normal light build with it.When All you need to know is how to make a boiler a turbine and the generator. All 3 are easy to build. Can tell you about it later.

  • Jun 5 years ago

    Wow. I had no idea that there was this kind of information backing up the concept of 2012. Which is giving me an all new perspective on the whole idea; perhaps it's somewhat more accurate than I originally anticipated. Nevertheless this was a very interesting read, so thank you for sharing it! .

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    Dear Atheist,
    If you have absolute knowledge that God doesn't exist, then please tell me why you haven't become a millionaire by now by winning every single Powerball number jackpot? Absolute knowledge means knowing everything there is to know. If you don't know everything, then how can you make such bold claims as God doesn't exist?

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Huh. Maybe there was something to the Mayan 2012 thing afterall; maybe it wasn't a prophecy per se but knowledge of the suns cycle? They were adapt in astrology (not horoscopes but actual study of the stars) so it would make sense that they could actually predict the suns solar cycle.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Not believing in a fairy tale doesn't mean one thinks he knows everything. He's just not believing in something there is absolutely no evidence for. Believing in fairy tales could be insiders quite delusional, I'd say. Yes that means most humans are quite delusional. Especially you (and me). Maybe not Dawkins.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    In 2008 scientists found out that the sun was getting more aggressive and stronger as solar terms is concerned and the fact that they predict that 2012 as a potentially destructive year makes sense since we do have a giant hole in our ozone layer over the Artic. Scientists can be wrong sure but this shouldn't be ignored since solar storms can have nasty affects on our planet and that our ozone layer is weakening.

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